Application and Admissions

Admissions

Candidates for admission to the EMBA Program will be evaluated on the following criteria:

2019 Application Deadline

The EMBA Program is currently accepting applications for the 2019 cohort.

2019 Application Deadline
Application Round Deadline Date Application Fee
Priority Consideration November 1, 2018 App Fee Waived
EMBA Consideration February 1, 2019 $100
Final Consideration April 15, 2019 $150

* Active duty U.S. military personnel and veterans: In gratitude for your service we would like to grant you a waiver of the $150 Executive MBA application fee. To request the waiver, prior to submitting your EMBA application, you must first email a copy of your official DD214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) or your most recent LES (Leave and Earnings Statement) to Nikkole Liesse at nikkole.liesse@unlv.edu.

Contact

Nikkole Liesse, MBA
Director of EMBA
Room: BEH 214
Phone: 702-895-2628
nikkole.liesse@unlv.edu

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Instructions for EMBA Application

If at any time during your admissions and application process you have questions or need assistance, please contact Nikkole Liesse at 702-895-2628 or nikkole.liesse@unlv.edu.

Step 1: Document Preparation

Before beginning your online application you will need to prepare a number of items that will be uploaded along with your electronic application:

Transcripts – Request official, sealed transcripts from all previous institution and send to the EMBA office at the address below.

If you graduated from UNLV, you will not need to request transcripts.

Resume – Be sure to detail out all work experience. Focus on any decision making, supervisory and budgetary responsibilities in your current position and/or previous positions.

Statement of Intent – In two to three pages, describe why you believe you are the ideal EMBA candidate, how the program fits into your career and/or personal goals, and what skills and talents you possess that will benefit the cohort.

Step 2: Online Application

Apply to the UNLV Graduate College.

Click on the button that says "Apply Now" Please note the following:

  • You will need to set up a new user profile, but do not need a Nevada State Higher Education (NSHE) ID to complete the personal data.
  • Indicate "Degree or Certificate Application" for Application Type.
  • Indicate "Business Administration - Executive M.B.A." for Program of Study.

Once you set up your profile and submit an application, you'll see a checklist on your application home page. Upload your Résumé and Statement of Intent here. The EMBA office will indicate when we receive your GMAT scores, and the Graduate College will indicate when they've processed your transcripts.

Note: For the best user experience, use Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox as your web browser.

Step 3: Application Payment

Once the online application is complete, submit the application fee:

2019 Application Deadline
Application Round Deadline Date Application Fee
Priority Consideration November 1, 2018 App Fee Waived
EMBA Consideration February 1, 2019 $100
Final Consideration April 15, 2019

$150

A non-refundable application fee is required to process your application. In the online application you may either submit payment via credit card or select to pay by check. Checks should be made out to Board of Regents and mailed to the EMBA office at the address below.

* Active duty U.S. military personnel and veterans: In gratitude for your service we would like to grant you a waiver of the $150 Executive MBA application fee. To request the waiver, prior to submitting your EMBA application, you must first email a copy of your official DD214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) or your most recent LES (Leave and Earnings Statement) to Nikkole Liesse at nikkole.liesse@unlv.edu.

Step 4: Secure Additional Documents

In order to complete the application process the EMBA office requires a Corporate Sponsorship letter, at least one recommendation letter and scores from one of three standardized exams: Executive Assessment, GMAT or GRE. Click the links below to access convenient forms and additional information.

Corporate Sponsorship Letter

The Corporate Sponsorship letter is a letter of recommendation from your direct supervisor and the company demonstrating their support and commitment to your attendance in the EMBA program. The program is typically every other Friday and Saturday.

Recommendation Letter

The Recommendation letter is a letter from an individual who can evaluate your potential for success in a graduate degree program.

EA, GMAT or GRE Exam

As part of the admissions process, all Executive MBA applicants are required to share scores from one of three standardized exams: Executive Assessment, GMAT or GRE. These test scores assist the admissions committee in understanding the candidate’s readiness for success in a rigorous program like the EMBA. Please note, there is no minimum score required for admission, these scores are just one of several factors that we use to make admissions decisions. The entire application package is reviewed to understand the candidate, with no single factor determining admittance.

Executive Assessment (EA)

If you have not yet taken an exam, candidates are encouraged to take the Executive Assessment. The Executive Assessment is specifically designed to evaluate the business school readiness of seasoned professionals. The assessment focuses on skills that are critical both at work and in an EMBA program: higher order reasoning, critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving. Because it was designed specifically for experienced professionals, it requires modest preparation, takes only 90 minutes to complete, and includes flexible rescheduling options. The test is administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), creators of the GMAT® exam. Learn more about the Executive Assessment by visiting gmac.com/ea.

GMAT and GRE

The Executive MBA also accepts the GMAT or GRE exam. To learn more about the GMAT visit mba.com and GRE at ets.org/gre.

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) - The GMAT is a computer-adaptive test (CAT) which measures general, non-business specific verbal, mathematical and analytical skills. The GMAT is required of all applicants.

The test should be taken no later than two weeks prior to the application deadline. The official GMAT score must be forwarded directly to the UNLV EMBA office. GMAT scores are valid for five years.

The GMAT web site provides information on how to register and prepare for the GMAT. You may want to check your local area for additional test preparation resources.

If you have taken or scheduled the GMAT prior to submitting your application, please indicate the score and date scheduled or taken on the online application. You may submit the unofficial GMAT scores to the EMBA office during the application process; however, official copies of the GMAT must be submitted for consideration into the program.

Step 5: Personal Interview

Once steps 1 through 4 have been completed and received by the EMBA office, you will be contacted to schedule the final step in the process, the personal interview. Please set aside 90 minutes for this meeting.

The letters of recommendation, official transcripts, application fee and all other documents should be sent to the following address:

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
EMBA Program
4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 456018
Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-6018